Requests…

Hello

I am sharing some cards I made recently for my Auntie.  We caught up during the week (on my day off!) for me to give them to her.  I think she was happy.  I also had made some aprons which I shared a few weeks ago.

I think I have used this PTI penquin every year since I purchased it.  I think he is so cute! I teamed this one with snow drifts and a sentiment from SU Holiday Home.

Another favourite is SU Dashing deer with sentiment from Uniko Pure Florals Poinsettia.

Another all time Christmas favourite is baubles.  This was a quick and easy one with SU Holiday Framelits and PTI holiday cheer sentiment.

These are cards are made with some new SU to my stash of stamps and dies.  Every year I say I don’t need any more Christmas stamps or dies however I always seem to add to my collection! I really love this santa and how could I go past cheeky elves.  The tree is from Flourishes and the fireplace is from SU hearth and home.

Now some non-christmas cards

I used SU fable friends coloured with markers.  I personalised the inside with a computer generated phrase.  I have used Uniquely, ME and SSS stitched circle dies.

My aunt also has a few special birthdays coming up so I made the cards above.  I needed to get some help from Ms S to write “moet” as my hand writting isn’t so great! Each one of these birthday cards was like a mini challenge trying to personalise with things in my stash.

On another note I started a new job this week.  I had been trying to find work close to home however even if I got an interview I seemed to be getting overlooked. I saw a position recently both online and in the newspaper so thought why not!  I applied on the Saturday, was called Monday for an interview on the Tuesday and by the end of the week they had offered me the position.  My new position means I catch the train in and out of the city.  The plus is I am getting some steps up walking to/from the station and to/from the workplace.

I am located between Melbourne Museum and Lygon street.  Having an hour for lunch has been nice (can’t remember the last time that happened!).  So far I have visited some shops in Lygon street and the Carlton Gardens.  I can walk to Brunetti’s an iconic cake shop or Koko black a specialist chocolate shop in my lunch time. Now I have walked to these places but have not purchased anything other than a coffee – I am trying to not undo all the good from walking. I am considering looking at other ways of travelling perhaps parking at the Museum as it is around the block and will only cost me $3 more (+petrol) per day however it could possible save me an hour travel time.  Handy when I have after school activities with Ms A.  I have tried to use the travel time to check emails etc however I found my phone battery died really fast.

Enough of my waffle.  I need to go dig over the veggie garden and start reading the new book by Margaret Attwood – The Testaments before it is due back at the library.  Another good thing about train travel is I get to read on the train.

Thanks for stopping and listening to my waffle

Cheers

Vicki

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21st balloons…

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The day started nice and sunny and has now turned grey with hail here in Melbourne.  We do truely get 4 seasons in one day on occasion.  Marvelous Melbourne 🙂

As we are in the grip of 21st Season here I have yet another 21st card and gift bag to share.

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I have used SU Best year ever paper and co ordinating coastal cabana cs to create the gift bag and card.  I used the gift bag punch board with paper 17 cm x 30.5 cm for the closure of this bag I used the paper flower made from packing paper and scallop circle punches.  For the card I used SU balloon framelits, SU Thoughtful banners and Uniko Classic Numbers stamp sets – the perfect size to stamp onto the balloon.  The twine is also coastal cabana.

I am linking this up to the current challenge at Uniko – Challenge #35

There are songs both about turning “21” and balloons.

Until next time

Cheers

Vicki

More balloons…

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I have a list of request cards to make for my kiddos they include the walking dead, rainbows and unicorns plus age birthday.  Currently there are 7 birthday invitations sitting on the counter. I am sure there are a few more,  there isn’t always a paper invite.  We are experiencing an influx of 16th’s, 18th’s and 21st’s! And Ms A (11) being in grade 6, the last year of primary school has 3 invites.

Today’s card can be used for any  birthday

I am linking up to the following challenges

Crafting with Dragonflies – Birthdays here

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The Paper Players – Balloons here

Seize the Birthday –  birthday here

Here is my card

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I used SU Balloon framelits die and cut 6 balloons from various cardstock colours. I attached the balloons and strings to the pattern paper before adding to my card front.  The sentiment is from SU Endless birthday wishes.

With this list of requests you know I will be back soon

Until then

Cheers

Vicki

Some simple balloons…

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Another busy week.

Today I am sharing a card for one of the upcoming parties we have. I am linking it up to the following challenges (click on the pics to take you to the sites).

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and here is my card

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A simple card.  I stamped the first balloon from SU Celebrate Today onto whisper white cardstock in night of navy ink.  I added die cut balloons in crushed curry and paper from everyday chic where I coloured a few hearts with hello honey marker. I drew the balloon ribbons with a marker before adding to crushed curry cardstock and adhering the piece to my card front.  The sentiment is from Endless birthday wishes.

Thanks for stopping

Enjoy your weekend

Cheers

Vicki

Time for a birthday or three! …

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Yes it is birthday time in my house.

Wednesday Ms S celebrated her 16th Birthday and yesterday Ms A turned 11. Monday will round out the third with Ms E turning 20! Yikes.

So can you guess what we have been doing?

Last weekend Ms S had 15 or so boys and girls over Sunday afternoon to celebrate with pizza.

Here is a pic of the lolly buffet.

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Cupcakes, chili chocolate cheesecakes and lemon myrtle cheesecakes.

Followed on Wednesday with

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Chocolate cakes dripping with chocolate icing

and a card

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I used SU Celebrate today stamp and die, Endless wishes and back to basics alphabet along with sweet taffy, confetti celebration and turquoise paper. Finished with PTI bakers twine.

Thursday saw

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a sponge with strawberry flavoured icing as requested

and

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This card I used Stamplorations balloons and banners stamp set with hand drawn strings. The balloons have a wink of stella and glossy accents to finish.

I am linking up to the challenge here

Tomorrow we are having a dozen girls over to make bath bombs and lip gloss with Ms E and a couple of her friends helping out.

Monday is another big day with the dual celebration of Ms E’s birthday with Toy Story’s 20 year anniversary. A movie marathon is planned with sushi and dumplings. Followed by a sleepover as most are on P plates.

I sure hope I get some sleep I have a big day at work on Tuesday.

Thanks for stopping and leaving your wonderful comments.

Cheers

Vicki

Balloons…

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Today’s card I am linking up to the current challenge at Inspired by Stamping here and the customer gallery.

I followed this sketch

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Here is my card

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I started by printing some IBS digital paper which was in the latest newsletter.  I think one of the colours in my printer wasn’t right – my paper is more green than the newsletter sample.  I am sorry Joanna if this isn’t how you intended the colours to look.  Anyway I used the paper I printed.  It seemed to co ordinate really well with SU Pool party cardstock and coastal cabana ribbon.  I used Mama Elephant Sew Fancy stitched circle die and Lifestyle crafts nested circle dies for the die cut circles. I used SU Pool party, Bermuda bay, Night of Navy and Baked Brown sugar inks to stamp the images from Inspired by stamping Celebrating 2 years. I finished the card off with a little die cut from SU Balloon Framelits.

Thanks for stopping

Cheers

Vicki

Party Girl x 3…

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Today I am sharing 3 cards.

I am linking them up to the current challenge at Scrapbook Boutique here

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I began by stamping the Prima Julie Nutting Image Party Girl 3 times with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Xpress blending cardstock and coloured with a mix of Sprectrum Noir, Kaisercraft and SU Blendabilities alcohol markers finished with clear wink of stella.

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I then made these into 3 cards

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This first one I used My Mind’s Eye Lime Twist pattern paper and SU Hello Honey Cardstock.

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This one I used Lily Bee Design Harvest Market pattern Paper and SBB Cherry Cardstock from the brights pack. The flags are cut from a scrap using SU Balloon framelits dies.

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The last card I layered Cosmo Cricket Mini Deck Baby Jane pattern paper and black cardstock. Once again I used the SU Balloon framelits to cut the flags.

Thanks for stopping by

Cheers

Vicki